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Kamil Valiyev has an extensive experience in advising private and public organizations in local and cross-border M&A and commercial transactions in various sectors. He focuses his practice in the area of energy law, corporate law, intellectual property law, project development and trade compliance.

Kamil advises multinational companies on establishment of joint ventures and strategic alliances with Azerbaijani private and state owned companies. He also assists foreign and local clients on transactional IP and franchising issues as well as enforcement measures for the protection of intellectual property rights.

Prior to joining MGB Law Offices, Kamil was a partner at Baker & McKenzie where he was advising various international private and state owned companies in energy and IT/telecom businesses on broad range of issues.

Kamil has been independently recommended as a leading lawyer in Azerbaijan by the IFLR 1000 Energy and Infrastructure Guide and ranked by Chambers & Partners (Asia-Pacific).

He has been awarded with the Member of the Year Award for 2016-2017 by the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.


LL.M. IP, Technology and Commerce Law Program,
University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce School of Law, 2006;

LL.B. Baku State University, 2004

Undergraduate Exchange Program, Political Science, University of Oregon, 2002

Admitted to Practice

Azerbaijan – 2004
New York – 2016

Member of the Collegium of Advocates of the Republic of Azerbaijan entitles, inter alia, to appear before the Supreme Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan


Corporate and M&A
Energy and Infrastructure
Competition and Anti-trust
Intellectual Property & Franchising
IT & Telecommunications

Representative Matters

  • Advised Japanese investment institution in connection with investment regulations and climate in the power sector of Azerbaijan.
  • Advised an international petroleum company on regulatory issues pertaining to the sale of its interest in a production sharing agreement for an oil field in Azerbaijan.
  • Advised international geophysical services company on various trade compliance and maritime law issues related to the performance of works and services in Azerbaijan.
  • Acted for and advised international industrial services companies operating under Azerbaijani production sharing agreements on customs, environmental compliance and asset ownership matters.
  • Acted for and advised international oil and gas service companies in respect of joint ventures with Azerbaijani enterprises for the implementation of works and services under Azerbaijani production sharing agreements.
  • Advised a major local supermarket chain on corporate, competition, IP and transactional aspects of sale of business in Azerbaijan.
  • Advised and acted for an international chemicals manufacturer in connection with the establishment of business and construction of a plant at the Chemical Industrial Park in Azerbaijan.
  • Advised a UK based chemicals manufacturer in connection with the licensing of its IP rights in Azerbaijan.
  • Advised an international manufacturer of equipment in connection with the enforcement of its IP rights and unfair competition issues in Azerbaijan.

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